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2015 Technical Conference


Save the Date!
October 4, 2015 - October 7, 2015



Again this year, we will have the key railcar Professionals providing our technical railcar mechanical design, maintenance and rules presentations. See them, hear them, meet them and ask them your questions one-on-one.

Did you know that MARTS is the only non-profit organization dedicated to continuing education of the railcar mechanical professional?

 MARTS will be in Minneapolis, Minnesota this year to hold it's 52st annual technical conference.
This event will be held in conjunction with  the Railway Supply Institute, Air Brake Association, Locomotive Maintenance Officers Association & International Association of Railway Operating Officers.

There will also be a huge inside exhibit hall and outdoor exhibits sponsored by the Railway Supply Institute and other industry organizations.

As usual, MARTS will have outstanding presentations featuring the latest technology advances relating to railcar maintenance, design and engineering and regulations. These topics will be sponsored and presented by those among us who are actually involved in the conceptual and day-to-day development relating to each of these topics.



Register Early and save!
As you can see from the below table, registration costs to our MARTS Conference and both the indoor and outdoor exhibits are significantly reduced if purchased prior to arrival at the conference.

Mechanical Association Railcar Technical Services
Technical & Educational Sessions Registration
(Conference registration includes Exhibition admission.)
Registration Options Advance On-Site
 MARTS Attendees
$150 $200

Student (Full Conference)
(Picture ID & Schedule required - Please Attach)
$0 $0

Online Registration is now open. Click "Register on Line" or "Download Registration Form" to reserve your place at the MARTS Conference

MARTS Technical & Educational Sessions Registration
(Conference registration includes Exhibition admission.)

Register here for
the CMA Technical & Educational Sessions.
(Includes full Exhibition access).

Register Online for Railway Interchange/2015

Download Railway Interchange 2015 Registration Form

Please note that when using the online registration system to click the Railway Supply Institute selection and then click the Mechanical Association Railcar Technical Services selections. This will insure your entry to the MARTS conference. These selections are found on "step 2" of the on line registration process, selected above.
MARTS & Exhibition Cancellation & Substitution Policy
Cancellations for the Railway Interchange 2015 Exhibition must be received in writing on or before September 4, 2015 to obtain a refund. A $25 processing fee will be charged for cancellations. Refunds may not be processed until after Railway Interchange 2015. No refunds will be issued for cancellations made after September 4, 2015. Substitutions may be made and must be received
in writing.


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Exhibit Hall

MARTS is building an Archive of our past 112 years of history. If you have any old proceeding books or other information pertaining to our organization that you would like to donate, please contact our Secretary/Treasurer at the address found below.


More information via mail or phone can be obtained regarding the Mechanical Association Railcar Technical Services (MARTS) by contacting John Robertson, Secretary /treasurer, 2146 Windsor Ave. S.W., Roanoke, Virginia 24015. Phone 540-343-8991, Fax 540-343-2410, or E-mail at j.w.robertson@cox.net .  Copyright 2013 by Mechanical Association Railcar Technical Services. Rev 3/10/2015. For further information via e-mail regarding the Mechanical Association Railcar Technical Services (MARTS) Web site, contact: j.w.robertson@cox.net . Web design by Virginia Rail Solutions., LLC, Roanoke, VA.